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By Don Morfe, September 20, 2013
"The Old Bronze Gentleman of Lovejoy's Station" Marker
Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — "The Old Bronze Gentleman of Lovejoy's Station"Captain Edward Croft's Flying Artillery of Columbus, Georgia
At first light of August 20, 1864, Confederate General Sul Ross’s Texas Cavalry had located Kilpatrick’s retreating Federals near Lee’s Mill and fought their rear guard as they took the road that led southward to the McDonough Road. This road took . . . — Map (db m70136) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Kilpatrick's Raid
After the failed McCook and Stoneman raids, Union Maj. Gen. W. T. Sherman mounted one last effort to cut Atlanta's railroads with his cavalry. Just before dark, August 18, 1864, Brig. Gen. Judson Kilpatrick led 4,500 troupers of the 2nd and 3rd . . . — Map (db m9843) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Kilpatrick's Raid at the Nash FarmAugust 20, 1864
As the last of Minty’s skirmishers withdrew, Kilpatrick and Eli Murray realign King’s 3rd and 5th Kentucky to confront the quiescent Confederate infantry. At the other end of the field, facing the opposite direction, Fielder Jones’ brigade, Captain . . . — Map (db m70151) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — Locomotive Bell from the Nancy Hanks"The Pride Of The Central Of Georgia Railroad"
The highlight of Ed Waterhouse’s railroad career came in 1892 when he was assigned as engineer of the “Nancy Hanks,” the South’s first non-stop steamliner, and the pride of the Central of Georgia railroad. Running between Atlanta and . . . — Map (db m95146) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Hampton — The "Right Flank" on the McDonough RoadAnd the Campsites of Hood's Army of Tennessee — September 2-18, 1864
After Hardee’s & Lee’s Confederate forces lose the first day’s battle at Jonesboro on August 31, 1864, Confederate Lt. General John Bell Hood, inside the fortifications of Atlanta, realizes that the last remaining railroad line that supplied Atlanta . . . — Map (db m70148) WM
Georgia (Henry County), Locust Grove — 075-8 — Locust Grove Institute1894 - 1929
Born in 1894 of a community mass meeting called for the purpose by B. J.W. Graham, Pastor of the Locust Grove Baptist Church, Locust Grove Institute was started as a coeducational school by the citizens of Locust Grove who gave the land and an . . . — Map (db m21341) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Locust Grove — 075-6 — The March to the Sea
On Nov. 17, 1864, the right wing of Gen. Sherman’s Army [US] marched from McDonough to Jackson, enroute to Planter’s Factory on the Ocmulgee River, where it was to cross into Jasper County the next day. At this point, Woods’ and Hazen’s divisions of . . . — Map (db m21325) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — Clements Log Cabin — Heritage Park Historical Village
Turner Hunt Clements, an early settler, built this log cabin in the 1820's. It originally stood on Georgia Highway 20, northeast of McDonough and is one of the oldest buildings in Henry County. The last to live in this cabin were George and Shirley . . . — Map (db m103149) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — Detached Cookhouse — Heritage Park Historical Village
Cookhouses were often built as separate structures from the main family dwelling prior to the 1930's. This arrangement was due to the fire hazard posed by kitchens of that day. If fire was to break out in the kitchen, it could be contained there . . . — Map (db m103148) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — 075-1 — Henry County
This County, created by Acts of the Legislature May 15 & December 24, 1821, is named for Patrick Henry, Revolutionary patriot, orator and statesman, largely responsible for the Bill of Rights and known best for his words “Give me liberty or . . . — Map (db m21340) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — Lane's Place — Heritage Park Historical Village
Lane's country store was built in 1921 and originally stood at the intersection of Rock Quarry Road and Highway 42 in Stockbridge. It served officially as the company store for the quarry, but unofficially it was the social haunt for men in that . . . — Map (db m103151) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — McDonough Public Library — Heritage Park Historical Village
This building served as McDonough's library from 1953 until the 1970s. George Alexander, president of Planter's Warehouse and Lumber Company, donated one of their storage buildings in order to get a city library started. It remained in use as a . . . — Map (db m103146) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — Miller's Saw Mill Replica — Heritage Park Historical Village
The saw mill was manufactured after World War II (1940's) by Corinth Machinery Company and is a replica of the saw mill used at Miller's Mill on Hwy. 155 North. The planning mill is a Berlin No. 108 Open-Side Moulder manufactured in early 1900's and . . . — Map (db m103143) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — Ola Schoolhouse — Heritage Park Historical Village
Prior to the 1950s, the "one room schoolhouse" was a standard feature in rural America. All students, regardless of age or grade, were frequently taught in one large classroom. This building served as the Ola Elementary School on Snapping Shoals . . . — Map (db m103147) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — 075-9 — Shingleroof Campground
Shortly after this section of land in Henry County was ceded to the State of Georgia by the Creek Indians in the Treaty of Indian Springs in 1823, camp meetings were held here under brush arbors. In 1831, 100 1/4 acres of land was purchased by the . . . — Map (db m14531) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — Steam Locomotive — Heritage Park Historical Village
This H.K. Porter Steam Engine, Tank 0-4-0 locomotive is similar to the one involved in the Camp Creek Wreck of 1900 in McDonough. Coincidentally, the locomotive's number is the same as that of the Camp Creek engine: the "Old #7." This locomotive was . . . — Map (db m103145) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — The Huey UH-1H Was the Work Horse of Vietnam
This Huey UH-1H model 205 Serial Number 72-21481 was manufactured by Bell Helicopter in 1972. The helicopter was placed in service at Fort Rucker, Ozark, Alabama as the commanding General's Helicopter. The helicopter was in military service until . . . — Map (db m103410) HM
Georgia (Henry County), McDonough — 075-5 — The Right Wing at McDonough
On the night of Nov. 16, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman´s army (USA), which had marched from Atlanta the morning before on its destructive March to the Sea, camped in and near McDonough. Hq. Department and Army of the . . . — Map (db m44079) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Stockbridge — Floyd Chapel Baptist Church
Floyd Chapel Baptist Church was a safe place for African Americans to worship in the early 1800s. One of the first churches in Stock bridge, its original location was approximately 1.5 miles north, off of what is now called East Atlanta Road. A . . . — Map (db m103188) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Stockbridge — 075-2 — The Orphan Brigade
1864. Activities in Atlanta indicating a new offensive by Gen. Sherman’s army [US], which had occupied that area since Sept. 2nd, units of Gen. Wheeler’s cavalry corps [CS] were posted on all roads to the south. On Nov. 15th, the advance of . . . — Map (db m44107) HM
Georgia (Henry County), Stockbridge — 075-4 — The Right Wing at Stockbridge
On the night of Nov. 15, 1864, the Right Wing (15th and 17th Corps) of General Sherman's army [US] camped near Stockbridge on its destructive March to the Sea. The Left Wing (14th and 20th Corps) camped between Stone Mountain and Lithonia. . . . — Map (db m44102) HM

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